The Clandestine Circle: Crossroads Mass Market Paperback – Jul 1 2000
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If you have not read any Dragon Lance before this one, go back and read Dragons of Autumn Twilight and the rest of the Chronicles and Legends sub-series first. The new reader will be a bit confused by the presence of the dragons and the references to Caramon, Tika and Palin. Needless to say this is not an entry book into the Dragon Lance saga.
For those of you are mildly interested in the Dragon Lance saga this one will hook you as it did me. Please be sure to have read the Chronicles, Legends, Dragons of a Summer Flame and the Dragons of a New Age trilogy before you read this one. This one will convert most people to addicts like me.
Now for a small snippet of the tale. The town is Sanction where Linsha Majere has been assigned by the Solmanic Nights to the Clandestine Circle, which has intern sent her to be Lord Bight's body guard. There appears to be something fishy about the governor of the town. Before she realizes what is happening, the governor is not the only one that needs to be saved. Slowly she works her way deeper and deeper into a wired mystery that is Lord Bight.
Linsha Majere becomes drastically one of Hogan Bights bodyguards. Linsha's job for the Circle, is to spy on the governor and find the source for his power.
The setting is (as described above) set in Sanction, a city with enemies from every corner. Among those enemies are The Solamnic Knights, The Dark Knights, the Legion of Steel, and a mysterious plague, which threatens to destroy the whole population of Sanction.
The whole story is told from the perspective of Linsha Majere, who has her own personal problems. Love worries, among other things... The best thing in the book is when Linsha discovers Durnes betrayal, after having spent several nights in his bed. I also liked the scene were Bight and Linsha meets the great dragon Onysablet (also called Sable).
I think this is one of the better Dragonlance books. It served lots of intrigue, mystery and a well structured plot with lots of depth. This was indeed a most enjoyable book, that should fit every Dragonlance fans expectations, and also the fantasy freaks demands.
Stuck in the middle of all this chaos is the Knight of the Rose Linsha Majere (daughter of Palin and Usha). Linsha was an interesting character, but I was saddened to find that her problem solving skills were so low. The only part of this novel that I didn't like was that Linsha seemed not able to put two and two together while some of the mysteries were very obvious through out the whole book.
But that damage is easily repaired by finally getting to see the secrets of Hogan Bight. The very cool Lord Governor of Sanction that can control the Volcanoes around the city of Sanction and loves the city and it's people more than anything else in his life (except maybe a good swim).
Mary Herbert has turned into one of my favorite DL authors, right at the top with Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, and Richard A. Knaak. I can't wait for her next DL novel (title Dragon's Bluff I believe) to come out.
That in and of itself does not make for a good book. But what did make this book good was a good solid storyline, interesting characters, and enough intrigue to keep you going from chapter to chapter.
I don't mean to spoil anything but not all details get resolved, but it does leave enough open for a true sequel (rather than the following Crossroads novels which are separate stories) that I would be very much inclined to read.
A few of the details are easy to figure out on your own in this book, and there are a few details you want to slap the main character for not seeing. But to be able to read through the boatload of events going on in one city existing in the location in Ansalon that screams 'Please Gods! Destroy us now!' is very much the treat.
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I am a loyal dragonlance reader. this book keeps my passion alive. well written and highly recommended. l look forward to the rest of the series.Published 16 months ago by Father Reg
I was so looking forward to this trilogy. The look of it just promised a great read....but lead to such a disappointment. Read morePublished on Oct. 26 2002 by Andy. Gillum
This has got to be one of the best Dragonlance novels I have ever read. Bar None! Linsha Majere is ordered my the Solmanics Clandestine Circle to get as close to Lord Bight as... Read morePublished on June 25 2002 by Fallensbane
First, a disclaimer: I'd been away from the fantasy genre for quite a while when I picked up this book on a whim recently. Read morePublished on April 25 2001 by Eric Moser
This book was so good, I couldn't sleep for two days because I had to know what happened in the end. Read morePublished on Sept. 26 2000
If you're a fan of Krynn and its many stories, this book is a must-read for you! Not only does it feature some great characters, but it also brings in some faces (and places)... Read morePublished on July 14 2000
The Clandestine Circle is not your ordinary Dragonlance novel. If you're looking for a book with a bunch of dragons, battles, and such things, you might want to skip The... Read morePublished on July 7 2000
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